November 19, 2014

Deputy asks for help identifying suspect

A deputy investigating a credit card fraud case is asking for help identifying the woman believed to have committed the crime.

The victim, a Marathon resident, reported someone used her Mastercard credit card on October 9th at 11:30 a.m. to make a purchase at the Marathon Home Depot for $996.44.  She reported the purchase to the credit card company and her card was canceled. Deputy Leon Bourcier was assigned to the case. The credit card company said the item purchased was a Makita saw.

Deputy Bourcier worked with management at Home Depot to obtain more information about the purchase. He was able to obtain still photos from their video surveillance system of the purchase. The photos showed a woman with dark hair buying a saw at a self-checkout counter at the store.

Deputy Bourcier would like the public’s assistance identifying the suspect. Anyone with information or anyone who thinks they recognize the woman in the photos should contact the Sheriff’s Office. Callers may also contact Crime Stoppers of the Florida Keys. Tipsters can remain anonymous and, if a tip leads to an arrest in the case, the caller would be eligible for a cash reward. The Crime Stoppers hot line number is 1-800-346-TIPS. Tips may also be submitted on line at or via a text message to 274637 using the keyword TIP136.

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